Friday, September 23, 2016

Saving Money with New Straight Talk Plus

Share & Bookmark With some wireless providers, getting a new phone can feel like navigating a minefield of mystery fees and unwanted contracts. But with new Straight Talk Plus, you can get the latest device for less without ever signing a contract or getting stung by activation fees or cancellation fees. Sound too simple to be true? Check out the details below.

One low monthly price
Straight Talk Plus puts the latest devices within reach with prices starting under $12 a month.* No contract.

Seriously, no contract
With Straight Talk Plus, you’ll be contract-free, so you can return your device anytime without cancellation fees.

Apply anytime**
The wait to get the latest device is over. Get your new device whenever you need it, or just want it!

Get the latest device
The best brands and newest models are all eligible for Straight Talk Plus.

Tell us which device you want in your pocket in the comments or on our social channels.

Facebook.com/StraightTalkWireless
Twitter.com/MyStraightTalk
Instagram.com/mystraighttalk

*This is a lease-to-own transaction – except in MN, NJ, WI, and WY where straight leases are offered. Well-qualified credit may be required to purchase.
Smart Pay terms:

  • For Smartphones with an MSRP of $199 the total cost is $283.92 divided into 24 30-day payments of $11.83 plus any taxes and applicable fees except in North Carolina where the final payment may be more.
**Apply to upgrade anytime. Any application for an upgrade is subject to review based on eligibility criteria and is not guaranteed. Customers must be
in good standing on their lease and return their phone to SmartPay before applying for an upgrade. Therefore, customers may not have a phone

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Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

By Mike Dano
http://www.fiercewireless.com

Feb. 9 2011 - 6:03 pm - América Móvil's TracFone MVNO service netted a whopping 1.1 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, finishing the period with a total of 17.7 million subscribers.

TracFone's net adds put it in the same league as some of the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers. For example, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ [1]), the nation's largest wireless carrier, recorded 955,000 total net customer additions in the fourth quarter, ending the period with 102.2 million "total wireless connections."

Such a comparison isn't completely fair, however. TracFone doesn't operate its own wireless network--instead, as an MVNO, the company essentially piggybacks on the networks of Verizon , AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T [2]) and T-Mobile USA, reselling their services under TracFone's brands, which include Straight Talk, Net10 and others. Thus, TracFone's net customer additions are also counted by its host carriers under their "wholesale" column.

Nonetheless, TracFone's stellar growth is notable. The company has grown its U.S. subscriber base from 14.4 million in December of 2009 to 16.7 million in September 2010 to 17.7 million at the end of the fourth quarter of last year.

As for TracFone's subscriber metrics, the company's minutes of use skyrocketed 219 percent year over year, from 94 in the fourth quarter of 2009 to 300 in the fourth quarter of 2010. TracFone attributed the growth to its Straight Talk unlimited service. TracFone's average revenue per user grew from $10 to $14 during the same period while its churn remained relatively unchanged at around 4 percent.

Read the full story here.

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CTIA-The Wireless Association's statement on usage and cost for mobile phone calls

WASHINGTON, DC CTIA-The Wireless Association® issued the following statement today in response to the OECD Communications Outlook report on usage and cost for mobile phone calls:

The headline from the recently released OECD Communications Outlook report reads that Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, while the highest prices were found in Canada, Spain, and the United States. But since U.S. consumers enjoy the lowest per minute rates of all of the OECD countries, what today’s OECD report really shows is that some international comparisons just don’t make sense – especially when built on flawed assumptions.

The real story is buried on page 275 of the OECD report which states:

“It is important to note again that the OECD calling pattern in the basket can be significantly different than common calling profiles in a specific country. For example, the high-usage OECD basket includes 1,680 outgoing voice calls per year while users in the United States average 9,600 minutes of voice calls (combined incoming and outgoing) per year. In this case the basket provides the cost of buying exactly the calls and messages in the OECD basket rather than what may be considered a ‘typical’ bundle in the market.”

Read the full article here.